We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a variety of instruments, or further develop your skills. Explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio.
A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players who are already performing. We will focus on famous jazz pianists, with in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples. Includes some in-class demonstration and performance. Course dates: 5 November, 3 December, 14 January, 4 March, 25 March and 22 April.
Explore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improvising over jazz progressions. Ideal if you have completed 'Jazz harmony and ear training'. Tunes will be announced a month before the course and copies sent to all enrolled students, so please enrol in good time.
This course is a progression from Arduino Workshop (MK718) with a focus on practical projects and group work. The Arduino lets you use light, movement and other physical variables to create and manipulate sound and music. Some experience of music production software would be an advantage.
Two days led by Paul Bartholomew during which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome, although rhythm section players should check vacancies with the Music department prior to enrolling: 020 7492 2630. Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies.
Any clarinet from Eb piccolo to contrabass is welcome. We'll play a range of music specifically written for this ensemble. Composers include Gordon Jacob, Andy Scott and Guy Woolfenden. For players of around grades 3/4 to advanced.
If you are nervous of singing in public, feel scared to open your mouth or just want to know a bit more about how your voice works, then this is the course for you. Classes are fun and informative, and cover a wide range of musical styles.
For experienced classical singers (at least 5 years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique to explore the rich repertoire of song, and develop expressive and communicative skills. This is module 2 of a full-year course.
How does acting affect your singing and vice versa? Learn what is required, in terms of vocal expertise and physical stamina, to sing opera. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn repertoire quickly. Tutor: Håkan Vramsmo [external website]
Improve your technique and solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Continues to 'Jazz singing 2' next term.
Come and spend your lunchtime singing. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime!